Matthew Jesse Jackson

Associate Professor of Art History, Visual Arts, and the College University of Chicago

Matthew Jesse Jackson teaches in the Departments of Visual Arts and Art History at the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Phil. from Columbia University. He is author of The Experimental Group: Ilya Kabakov, Moscow Conceptualism, Soviet Avant-Gardes (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and a co-author, with Robert Bird, Christopher P. Heuer, Tumelo Mosaka, and Stephanie Smith, of Vision and Communism: Viktor Koretsky and Dissident Public Visual Culture (The New Press, 2011). His research interests include the theory and practice of the Euro-American historical and neo- avant-gardes; conceptual art; the history of art history; management and performance art; the collaborative and the collective in the contemporary art world; Americanization and critical theory.


5 Questions with Matthew Jesse Jackson

Matthew Jesse Jackson, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago and a leading expert on Soviet nonconformist art, challenges us to redefine the basic meaning of “art.”